Dr. Rosa Ana Sánchez Guillén
Investigadora Titular "A"
Investigadora Nacional Nivel 1 (2012-2015)
Tel: +52 (228) 842 1800 ext. 3019
Edifico “C” Tercer piso
Contact me if you are interested on MSC, Master or PhD. Contáctame si estás interesado en realizar una tesis de licenciatura, maestría o doctorado.
Education and previous employments
- 2015-2016. Marie Curie (IEF), Postdoc at Lund University, Sweden. Project: Genomic of hybridization and speciation in odonates.
- 2013-2015. Postdoc at Autonomous University of Barcelona (UAB), Spain. Project: Genome evolution by chromosomal rearrangements.
- 2011-2013. Postdoc at UNAM University, Mexico. Project: Living with climate change: sister species in a warmer world.
- 2006-2010. PhD at Vigo University, Spain. Supervisor: Dr. Adolfo Cordero Rivera. Project: Polymorphism and hybridization in two sister species: an ecoevolutionary study with Ischnura graellsii and I. elegans (Odonata: Coenagrionidae).
- 2004-2005. MSc at Vigo University, Spain. Supervisor: Dr. Adolfo Cordero Rivera. Project: Colour polymorphism: evidence of natural selection in the maintenance of the colour polymorphism in Ceriagrion tenellum (Odonata: Coenagrionidae).
- 2004. Graduate Studies at Vigo University, Spain.
Awards and Research Grants
- 2015. Travel grant from National commission for the knowledge and management of the biodiversity CONABIO (Mexico) at UNAM University (15 days).
- 2010. Travel grant from Spanish Ministry of Ministry of education and science (FPI) at Liverpool University. United Kingdom (5 months).
- 2009. Travel grant from Spanish Ministry of Ministry of education and science (FPI) at Lund University. Sweden (3 months).
- 2008. Travel grant from Spanish Ministry of Ministry of education and science (FPI) at Lund University. Sweden (3 months).
- 2007. Travel grant from Spanish Ministry of Ministry of education and science (FPI) at Antwerp University. Belgium (4 months).
- 2006. Travel grant from Spanish Ministry of Vigo University at Landau University. Germany (2 months).
Successful Grant Applications
- 2015. The Nilsson-Ehle Endowments. Royal Physiographic Society of Lund. Main applicant: Dra. Rosa Ana Sánchez Guillén. Co-applicant: Bengt Hansson. Project: Biodiversity conservation in times of climate change: learning from range expansions and hybridisation (€10.740).
- 2015. CAnMove, Centre for Animal Movement Research, Lund University. Main applicant: Dr. Rosa Ana Sánchez Guillén. Project: Genomics of hybridization and speciation in odonates (€5.000).
- 2015. Stint Initiation Grant. The Swedish foundation for International Cooperation in Research and Higher Education. Main applicants: Dr. Rosa Ana Sánchez Guillén, Dr. Maren Wellenreuther, Dr. Bengt Hansson y Dr. Alex Córdoba Aguilar. Project: The role of non-adaptive sexual processes in the evolution of species diversity (€16.000)
- 2014. Carl Tryggers foundation, Sweden. Main applicant: Dr. Maren Wellenreuther. Co-applicant: Dr. Rosa Ana Sánchez Guillén. Project: Genomic of hybridization and speciation in odonates (€18,700).
- 2012. National commission for the knowledge and management of the biodiversity (CONABIO), Mexico. Main applicants: Dr. Alejandro Córdoba Aguilar and Dr. Rosa Ana Sánchez Guillén. Project: Modelling Odonata species in Mexico (€15,000).
Group research-line "Ecology and Evolutionary Biology: Odonata as Model Species"
1. Origin, maintenance and evolution of colour polymorphism in odonates
Sex-limited colour polymorphisms are common in odonates (dragonflies and damselflies). In fact, more than 100 odonate species with a female-limited colour polymorphism have been described, although the degree of polymorphism varies markedly within genus and families. During last 15 years, I have been working in this topic. Following my main focuses:
1) Selective versus stochastic processes governing colour polymorphism in damselflies.
2) The role of female morph and morph specific mating frequencies in promoting the maintenance of this colour polymorphism in females.
3) The role of female morph fecundity in promoting the maintenance of this colour polymorphism in females.
4) The role of male mating harassment and male learning preferences in promoting the maintenance of this colour polymorphism in females.
2. Hybridisation and speciation in odonates
When species barriers are insufficient and hybridisation occurs, then the outcome of hybridisation can span from complete species isolation to complete admixture. The position along this continuum is determined by a combination of intrinsic genetic factors that are determined by the extent of genetic incompatibilities and extrinsic factors related to the hybrid phenotype. Following, my main focuses:
1) Evolution of pre- and post-zygotic reproductive barriers
2) Correlation between the strength of the reproductive isolation and genetic divergence in sympatric versus allopatric closely related species
3) The role of natural versus sexual selection on the speciation processes
4) Evolutionary consequences of climate-induced range shifts
3. Hybridisation and speciation genomics in Ischnurid damselflies
This research line is focused on two closely related damselfly species, Ischnura elegans and I. graellsii, which show extensive and recent population overlap in southern Europe with strong and on-going hybridisation. This project has three main objectives that will address key challenges in the field:
1) Detailed quantification of introgression levels across the genome.
2) Repeatability of the genetic architecture of speciation.
3) Repeatability of the genetic architecture of adaptation via introgressive hybridisation.
Complete publication list: (* corresponding author)
- 26. Cordero-Rivera A, Encalada AC, Sánchez-Guillén RA, Santolamazza-Carbone S & von Ellenrieder N. 2016. The status of Rhionaeschna galapagoensis (Currie, 1901) with notes on its biology and a description of its ultimate instar larva (Odonata: Aeshnidae). Animal Behavior and Conservation. 39(19) 45-63.
- 25. *Sánchez-Guillén RA, Córdoba-Aguilar A, Hansson B, Ott J, & Wellenreuther M. 2015. Evolutionary consequences of climate induced range shifts in insects. Biological Reviews. (early online version).
- 24. Wellenreuther, M & Sánchez-Guillén RA. 2015. Non-adaptive radiation in damselflies. Evolutionary Applications. 9(1): 103-118.
- 23. *Sánchez-Guillén R.A & Cordero-Rivera A. 2015. Confirmation of the presence of Ischnura senegalensis in the Canary Islands, with a phylogeny of the Mediterranean Ischnura. Animal Behavior and Conservation, 38(1), 1-5.
- 22. *Sánchez-Guillén RA, Capilla L, Reig-Viader R, Martinez-Plana M, Pardo-Camacho C, Andrés-Nieto M & Ruiz-Herrera A. 2015. On the origin of Robertsonian fusions: evidence of telomere shortening in wild house mice. Journal of Evolutionary Biology, 28(1), 241-249.
- 21. *Sánchez-Guillén RA, Córdoba-Aguilar A, Cordero-Rivera A & Wellenreuther M. 2014. Rapid development of prezygotic barriers in polymorphic damselflies. Biological Journal of the Linnaean Society, 113, 485-496.
- 20. *Sánchez-Guillén RA, Hafernik J, Tierney M, Rodríguez-Tapia G, Córdoba-Aguilar A. 2014. Hybridization rate and climate change: are endangered species at risk? Journal of Insect Conservation, 18, 295-305.
- 19. *Sánchez-Guillén RA, Córdoba-Aguilar A, Cordero-Rivera A & Wellenreuther M. 2014. Genetic divergence predicts reproductive isolation in damselflies. Journal of Evolutionary Biology, 27: 76-87.
- 18. *Sánchez-Guillén RA, Muñoz J., Rodríguez-Tapia Gerardo, Feria-Arroyo, T. P. & Córdoba-Aguilar A. 2013. Climate-induced range shifts and possible hybridisation consequences in insects. PLoS ONE, 8(1): e80531.
- 17. *Sánchez-Guillén RA, Córdoba-Aguilar A & Cordero-Rivera, A. 2013. An examination of competitive gametic isolation mechanisms between the damselflies Ischnura graellsii and I. elegans. International Journal of Odonatology, 16(13): 259-267.
- 16. Nava-Bolaños A, Sánchez-Guillén RA, Munguía-Steyer R & Córdoba-Aguilar A. 2013. Isometric damselflies: an examination of male genital allometry in four zygopteran species. Acta Ethologica, 17:47-52.
- 15. *Sánchez-Guillén RA, Hammers M, Hansson B, Van Gossum H, Cordero-Rivera A, Galicia-Mendoza DI & Wellenreuther M. 2103. Ontogenetic shifts in male mating preference and morph-specific polyandry in a female colour polymorphic insect. BMC Evolutionary Biology 13:116.
- 14. *Sánchez-Guillén RA, Martínez-Zamilpa S, Jiménez-Cortés G, Forbes MRL & Córdoba-Aguilar A. 2013. Maintenance of polymorphic females: do parasites play a role? Oecologia 171:105–113.
- 13. Wellenreuther M, Sánchez-Guillén RA, Cordero-Rivera A, Svensson EI & Hansson B. 2013. Male-biased recombination in odonates: insights from a linkage map of the damselfly Ischnura elegans. Journal of Genetics 92(1):1–5.
- 12. *Sánchez-Guillén RA, Wellenreuther M & Cordero-Rivera A. 2012. Strong asymmetry in the relative strengths of prezygotic and postzygotic barriers to reproductive isolation in a pair of damselfly sister species. Evolution 66(3): 690-707.
- 11. *Sánchez-Guillén RA, Wellenreuther M, Cordero-Rivera A & Hansson B. 2011. Introgression and rapid species turnover in sympatric damselflies. BMC Evolutionary Biology 11:210.
- 10. *Sánchez-Guillén RA, Hansson B, Wellenreuther M, Svensson E. & Cordero-Rivera A. 2011. The influence of stochastic and selective forces in the population divergence of female colour polymorphism in damselflies of the genus Ischnura. Heredity 107: 513-522.
- 9. Wellenreuther M, Sánchez-Guillén RA, Cordero-Rivera A, Svensson E. & Hansson B. 2011. Environmental and climatic determinants of molecular diversity and genetic population structure in a coenagrionid damselfly. PLoS ONE 6(6): e20440.
Years: 2010 and before
- 8. Wellenreuther M, Sánchez-Guillén RA, Cordero-Rivera A. & Hansson B. 2010. Development of 12 polymorphic microsatellite loci in Ischnura elegans (Odonata: Coenagrionidae). Molecular Ecology Resources 10: 576-579.
- 7. Hammers M, Sánchez-Guillén RA & Van Gossum H. 2009. Differences in mating propensity between immature female colour morphs in the damselfly Ischnura elegans (Insect: Odonata). Journal of Insect Behaviour 22(4): 324-337.
- 6. Cordero-Rivera A. & Sánchez-Guillén RA. 2007. Male-like females of a damselfly are not preferred by males even if they are the majority morph. Animal Behaviour 74: 247-252.
- 5. Sánchez-Guillén RA, Van Gossum H. & Cordero-Rivera A. 2005. Hybridization and the inheritance of intrasexual polymorphism in two Ischnurid damselflies (Odonata: Coenagrionidae). Biological Journal of the Linnaean Society 85: 471-481.
- 4. Van Gossum H, Sánchez-Guillén RA & Cordero-Rivera A. 2003. Observations on rearing damselflies under laboratory conditions. Animal Biology 53: 37-45.
- 3. Monetti L, Sánchez-Guillén RA & Cordero-Rivera A. 2002. Hybridization between Ischnura graellsii (Vander Linden) and I. elegans (Rambur) (Odonata: Coenagrionidae): are they different species? Biological Journal of the Linnaean Society 76(2): 225-235.
- 2. Andrés JA, Sánchez-Guillén RA & Cordero-Rivera A. 2002. Evolution of female colour polymorphism in damselflies: testing the hypotheses. Animal Behaviour 63: 677-685.
- 1. Andrés JA, Sánchez-Guillén RA & Cordero-Rivera A. 2000. Molecular evidence for selection on female colour polymorphism in the damselfly Ischnura graellsii. Evolution 54 (6): 2156-2161.